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Diobol of Abdera (?) with leaping griffin

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Obverse: Griffin with pointed wings raised, leaping to left. Reverse: In incuse square ram's head to left, [inscription] below. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 411/410–386/385 B.C.

Mint

Abdera (?), Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2326.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.1004

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins